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Are you running out of activities to do as we settle into self-isolation? Check out this list of things to do for new ideas. There are many things you can do indoors and out. Remember to keep your group under 10 people and keep that six-foot distance between people.

Here is a list of activities you can do and still protect yourself and the community.

n Call friends and family. Keep connected with your loved ones by making phone calls rather than texting.

  • View the Gallery Without Walls. This outdoor sculpture tour is available 24-7, and contains 80 permanent and loaned works of art. The exhibition is open year-round, and is free for everyone to enjoy. There are about 30 sculptures in the downtown Lake Oswego area on loan from the artists themselves which are available for purchase. All other artwork in the Gallery Without Walls belongs to the City of Lake Oswego's permanent art collection. Gallery Without Walls is administered by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, a nonprofit 501(c)3 arts organization.

    Browse artworks by location with the Arts Council's new mobile website. Simply text GWW to 503-468-7346 and you will get information, maps with geo-coordinates, and facts on sculptures with artist information, materials, and more. The interactive website allows you to find the closest art, provides a tour guide, and gives descriptions of each piece. Message and data rates may apply.

  • Take a walk in Maddax Woods in West Linn. The park is 7 acres in size, with pathways and trails through the peaceful woods. There are picnic tables and river access. The park is located at 5785 River St. in West Linn.

    n Do your spring yard preparation. Watch Garden Time, the Northwest's local garden show, for tips on how to prepare your yard and garden for spring. Visit http://www.gardentime.tv/ for showtimes and information about gardens to visit and those gardening tips.

    n Take a hike in Tryon Creek State Natural Area located at 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. in Portland. Friends of Tryon Creek cancelled the annual Trillium Festival scheduled for April 4, but you can walk along the pathways to view trillium in growing in the forest. It's all free.

    n Learn a new craft. Is learning to knit or quilt on your bucket list? You can learn to do most anything by watching a YouTube video.

    n Learn to cook a new dish or cuisine. Again you can learn new culinary skills by watching YouTube videos. You can make a game out of creating a meal with what is in your pantry, too.

    n Straighten out your closet or that junk drawer. There is always maintance to be done in a home. Deep clean bedding or swap the winter clothes for the spring wardrobe.


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